A Slice of Cheesecake – Melba Ogle

Melba Ogle (b. 1942) was Playboy’s July 1964 Playmate of the Month. Hef’s “girl next door” mandate for the earlier years of Playboy magazine’s subjects was something of a double-edged sword. On the plus side, it elevated the sleazy nudie photography of the day to a level where subjects were more often pretty and even sweet-looking. On the down side, it re-defined the idea of just what constituted the “Girl Next Door.” Here’s a perfect example of Hefner’s desired aesthetic.


Melba Ogle Centerfold

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Rock is a pencil jockey by trade. He's done work for AC Comics, Main Enterprises, and Moonstone, among others. Some of the strips he's created include Dinosaur Girl (AC Comics, creator, writer, pencils), Crissy Carrots (Main, creator, writer, pencils), and Betsy the Bookwriter (Main, co-creator, writer, pencils). His specialty is cheesecake cartooning (what they call "good girl art" these days).

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